Complaints Investigator / Handler

  • Job Reference: AWDO-P12287
  • Date Posted: 6 June 2024
  • Recruiter: a2dominion
  • Location: Ealing, West London / Hybrid
  • Remote Working: Hybrid - some remote working possible
  • Salary: £33,000 to £35,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: + Generous Benefits (see below)
  • Sector: Customer Service
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: CV Response Team

Job Description

 Customer Service Complaints Investigator / Handler Jobs, Careers & Vacancies in Ealing, West London Advertised by AWD online – Multi-Job Board Advertising and CV Sourcing Recruitment Services

Complaints Investigator / Handler with demonstrable experience of complaint handling within a regulatory environment, excellent communication and customer service skills and a calm and professional manner is required to join our team at A2Dominion based in Ealing, West London.

Any previous experience working for a Housing Association or experience of Housing Repairs and Maintenance would be highly desirable. Although not essential.


SALARY: £33,000 - £35,000 per annum + Generous Benefits (see below)

LOCATION: Hybrid role working 3 days per week in the office in Ealing (W5) and 2 day per week from home

JOB TYPE: Full-Time, Permanent

WORKING HOURS: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday



We have a fantastic new job opportunity for a Complaints Investigator / Handler with demonstrable experience of complaint handling within a regulatory environment, excellent communication and customer service skills and a calm and professional manner.

Working as the Complaints Investigator / Handler you will join the Property Services division and will be responsible for investigating and resolving all stages of complaints in a fair and impartial manner.

With a sound understanding of the regulatory timescales and deadlines associated with complex complaint resolution, the Complaints Investigator / Handler will be required to take case ownership and conduct a comprehensive investigation using all available information and documentation.

Duties extend to dealing with all cases that are referred to the Housing Ombudsman Service.  Ultimately there should be a focus on resolving complaints fairly and providing a high-level customer experience.



Your duties as Complaints Investigator / Handler will include:

  • Provide excellent customer service when interacting with complainants either in the form of correspondence, phone or at the office, adhering to service standards and meeting the diverse needs of the customer
  • Demonstrate a personal commitment and responsibility for providing a highly resolution-based service, aiming to resolve complaints at the first stage
  • Acknowledge and resolve complaints by project managing high quality responses
  • Take ownership of a complaint from start to closure, ensuring that the customer is regularly kept informed of progress
  • Ensure complaints are responded to in a timely and customer friendly way considering the needs of the individual residents
  • Solve complex open and ongoing complaints
  • Prepare comprehensive papers for stage 2 reviews using a pro-active approach, attending and organising case conferences when necessary and providing expert guidance around the complaint details to aid swift resolution
  • Provide high level written responses in line with the understanding of a regulatory approach to complaint handling
  • Ensure that all compensation payments are processed and issued to customers in adherence with service standards
  • Keep accurate notes on Dynamics (CRM) of all customer contact and details in relation to the complaint
  • Maximise partnership-working and collaboration between all departments to provide a responsive and coordinated service to customers
  • Work with customers, customer representatives and other partners to manage and improve external profile and reputation for excellent complaint management and learning



  • Demonstrable experience of complaint handling within a regulatory environment
  • Experience of administering a complaints or similarly complex process and co-ordination of complaint handling or a comparable process at Board/Director Level
  • Experience of repairs and maintenance is desirable 
  • Educated to GCSE level or equivalent in Math’s and English (Grades A*- C)
  • Experience of managing complaints from the first stage to through to the more complex regulatory responses
  • Proven track record of delivering exceptional Customer Service
  • Ability to be assertive where necessary, saying no when appropriate whilst always remaining calm and professional
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills to assist in mitigating risk for the organisation with complaint management



  • 25 days’ holiday (Plus Bank Holidays) increasing up to 28 days with 3 years of service
  • Up to 8% contributory pension
  • Flexible working
  • Investment in your learning and development
  • Generous annual allowance of up to £300 to use towards health and lifestyle benefits for both you and your family
  • Cycle to Work Scheme whereby employees have access to cycling equipment throughout the year and can pay via monthly salary deductions


The organisation recognises that some people will only apply for a role if they meet 100% of role requirements.  If this sounds like you, they’d still encourage you to apply should you not feel you meet the criteria 100%. 





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This job is being advertised by AWD online on behalf of a2dominion Group Ltd

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